There are plenty of destination ski resorts in Montana.  One google search and Big Sky and the like will be on the top of the list.  Because of this, when we get into the thick of ski season, you'll see local Montanans heading to the other hills in this great big state of ours.  Not only are they, mostly, out of the way for tourists, they're often a bit less expensive to ski and the views are still going to take your breath away.  I've got 9 places to turn you on to with a gallery following the article. A big thank you to for refreshing my memory.

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Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl is about 17 miles out of Bozeman.  With breathtaking scenery, they offer rentals, lessons, chair lifts and plenty of hot food and beverages.

Discovery Ski Area

Discovery Ski Area is around 46 miles from Butte and 25 miles from Phillipsburg.  It offers rentals, lifts, a cafe and adult beverages.

Great Divide

Great Divide is about 27 miles from Helena. Chair lifts, rentals, lessons and 3 places to have a bite and a beverage.

Lost Trail

Lost Trail is 47 miles from Hamilton and 12 miles from Sula on the Montana Idaho Border.  It offers rentals, lessons, double chair lift, rope tows, lodging and food.

Maverick Mountain

Maverick Mountain is about 50 miles out of Dillon.  They offer ski lessons, food, drinks, lodging and a HOT SPRINGS.

Montana Snowbowl

Montana Snowbowl, or "The Bowl" as locals call it, is about 13 miles from Missoula. Skiers say this hill is more for intermediate and advanced skiers.  They offer a rental shop, cafes, a shuttle bus and snow sports programs.

Showdown Montana

Showdown is about 67 miles out of Great Falls.  They offer a rental shop, ski lifts, lessons, food and beverages.

Teton Pass

Teton Pass is about 34 miles from Choteau.  This is the one and only place I ever tried skiing, just in case you were wondering.  They offer rentals, lessons and lifts.

Turner Mountain

Turner Mountain is about 39 miles from Libby. They offer ski lifts, rentals and lessons as well as a snack bar.

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